Washington imposes new sanctions on Moscow after the annexation

Washington imposes new sanctions on Moscow after the annexation

(Reuters) – The United States on Friday imposed fresh sanctions on Russia, targeting hundreds of individuals and companies, in retaliation for Moscow’s annexation of four Ukrainian regions.

The US Treasury Department said it imposed sanctions on 14 people linked to the military-industrial complex, two leaders of Russia’s central bank, relatives of senior officials and 278 elected lawmakers.

The individuals or entities concerned are prohibited from using their assets in the United States and may not transact with any US national or entity.

Targets include Deputy Prime Minister Alexander Novak, 109 members of the Duma (lower house of parliament), the Federation Council (upper house) and 169 of its members, and Bank of Russia Governor Elvira Nabioullina.

Washington also sanctioned relatives of Deputy Chairman of the Federation Security Council Dmitry Medvedev and Chairman of the Federation Council Valentina Matviyenko.

In a separate statement, the Foreign Ministry imposed visa restrictions on more than 900 people, including members of the Russian and Belarusian military.

The United States will roll out new security assistance to Ukraine next week, White House national security adviser Jake Sullivan said on Friday.

(Report Daphne Psaledakis and Steve Holland, French version Jean-Stéphane Brosse)

Reference: www.challenges.fr

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